My goal is to be a part of a competitive athletic baseball organization coupled with a challenging academic curriculum. I am open to the possibilites of different academic options across the country and want to ensure that I prioritize academic success at a high quality university. Personally, my goal is to strengthen myself every day both mentally and physically to advance in the sport and as a person. I am looking for coaches that create a positive team spirit and are dedicated to the development of their players. As a committed athlete, I am a very focused, motivated, and hard working individual that delivers both on and off the field.
As a teammate, I strive to control the flow of the game on the mound and help lead the team. On the mound, I keep my composure under all circumstances and stay mentally locked in when the game gets challenging and stressful. As a leader on the field, my goal is to ensure that when others fail, I am a positive influence to them during and following the game. My character has been recognized through various awards over my baseball career thus far - i.e. Scholar athelete, Raider Pride award and the Lion Pride award.
Earlier in my baseball career at the age of 16, I experienced a setback in my pitching performance. My growth advanced 6 inches in less than 6 months which led to arm fatigue. After following advice from sports medicine professionals, I continued to work on the physical rehabilitation and strengthening. This led to full recovery and improved performance leading into my high school athletics. Later in high school after plateauing at 83 mph, I realized that continued improvement was necessary to be at the top of my game. Therefore, after consulting with my support system of coaches, family, and friends, I then sought out an opportunity to advance my pitching skills at a top notch baseball ranch in Texas. At first, I suspected that any skill improvement would be minimal. After a couple weeks of training and working with others dedicated to the sport at the ranch, I soon realized that rapid advancement was achievable. Post training at the ranch, my velocity topped out at 89 mph. The instructors at the ranch indicated that I could achieve 94-95 in the near term if I continue to work hard.